Registered Nurse, Emergency

Hospital Cambridge Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency

    Posted Date12 hours ago(10/12/2018 3:44 PM)
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    Full Time
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  • Overview

    We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 400 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

    You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion, our new hospital  will contain:

    • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
    • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
    • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals


    Job Description

    As a key member of the Critical Care team, the successful incumbent provides direct care to patients within the framework of the Registered Nurse. The RN will work in collaboration and interact with all members of the Emergency Department multidisciplinary team and other personnel. The successful incumbent demonstrates professional responsibility, is accountable for own practice, and demonstrates actions consistent with hospital policies and procedures.  This position works all shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and statutory holidays. The physical demands of the role may include but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Other duties as per job fact sheet.


    Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Registration in good standing required
    • RN Diploma required, BScN preferred or in progress
    • Two years’ current experience in an Emergency Program required
    • Current experience in a hospital environment preferred      
    • ACLS, BCLS required
    • ATLS, PALS preferred
    • Excellent physical assessment skills required
    • Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written) required
    • Excellent problem solving and crisis intervention skills required
    • Keyboarding skills and knowledge of Meditech and OmniCell a definite asset
    • Proven dedication to an interdisciplinary team approach required
    • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment essential
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required.


    as per the O.N.A. Collective Agreement, all O.N.A. members (full-time, part-time & casual) are eligible to apply for this position.


    Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.


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